John Brown University

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John Brown University (JBU) is a private Christian school that was founded in 1919 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The university’s campus sits on 200 acres. In addition to its main campus in Siloam Springs, JPB has regional education centers located in Fort Smith, Little Rock, and Rogers, Arkansas.

As of the 2011-2012 school year, JBU had 2,138 students, of which 1,279 of them were undergraduates. Out of its undergraduates, 878 lived on campus. Students at JBU come from 44 countries and 41 states.

JBU’s athletic departments compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference. JBU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The US News & World Report ranked JBU first among the regional four-year schools in 2011 for the 2012 publication (in the Southern region).

General Information

Admission Office

2000 West University Street

Siloam Springs, AR 72761-2121

(479) 524-7286

(877) 528-4636

Fax: (479) 524-4196

[email protected]

Contact: Don Crandall

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address

2000 West University Street

Siloam Springs, AR 72761-2121

(479) 524-9500

Total undergrads: 1,709

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 310

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,674

Graduate enrollment: 308


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Construction Management B
International Business B
Leadership and management B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A,B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism A,B
Public Relations A,B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

Engineering – General B

Engineering Technologies
vElectromechanical Technologies A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Community Services B

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations
Missionary Studies B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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